I have always had sticks for the hill but they more often than not came as hand me downs or long term loans.
never quite long enough and usually battered!
in my "how hard can it be" moments I picked up some nice seasoned hazel at the scone show and more recently attacked a price of buffalo horn
would have liked to fit a nice copper band at the join but couldn't find anything that worked
bit bling but here is the semi finished article
needs some varnish on the wood and a disc on the tip
varnish will seal the join
should look good when I lose it on the hill!